I'm a former Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, a future Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker, and a present-day writer and passionate explorer of the natural world. Fellow hikers know me as Ibex. If I'm not on the trail, tapping away at my keyboard, or panicking about the existential threat of climate change, I'm probably daydreaming about my next big adventure or getting overly emotional while watching reruns of the Great British Baking Show.
If you’re thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail, you probably have a lot of questions right about now. Who better to answer them than the
Let’s talk about MYOG. It’s not just the sound I make when a shelter mouse runs across my sleeping bag in the dead of night. MYOG stands for Make
Have you ever noticed that thru-hikers have an awful lot in common with zombies? Both are prone to shuffling glassy-eyed through the woods at strange
One of my favorite memories from the Appalachian Trail is the street festival I stumbled upon in Manchester Center, VT, as I came into town for a
It’s just before dawn, and the mountains all around you are tranquil. You can tell it’s going to be a glorious morning, and you feel the call of a